Why Some Like It Hot by Gary Paul Nabhan

Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity, Gary Paul Nabhan (Island Press, 2006)

Gary Nabhan is an ethobiologist who studies nutritional ecology.

What exactly does that mean? Nabhan is at the center of the convergence of genes, diets, ethnicity and place. He has researched food allergies and intolerance, dietary diseases, and the “ghosts of evolution” hidden in every culture.

From the links between malaria and fava beans in Sardinia to the genetic differences between “supertasters” and “nontasters,” Nabhan explores the connection between our ethnic origins and the healthy (or not) diets that we eat.

This is a must read!

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Chelsea Green